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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

I Was an Accelerated Child

Classical Education

Combining Work and Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

University Model Schools

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Math

A Reason for Reading

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

The Gift of a Mentor

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Start a Nature Notebook

Who Needs the Prom?

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The History of Public Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Shakespeare Camp

Teaching Blends

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

AP Courses At Home

Laptop Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Critical Thinking and Logic

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

How to Win the Geography Bee

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Character Matters for Kids

Teach Your Children to Work

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Charlotte Mason Method

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 3

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Debate

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Bears in the House